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West Nile cases confirmed in LaMoure, Barnes counties
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
Hedderich's building in downtown Williston burns for second time in 2 weeks
Mott to lose National Guard unit; final formation planned for Saturday
Body of boater missing since June recovered
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Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
Another use for summer's sweet cherries: In a simple grain salad
DHS students win national TSA awards
Dickinson has its own song: lyrics written by Mexican troubadour Roman Sanchez
A recipe for lasting marriage: 'He takes care of me, and I take care of him'
Bellinger's latest homer lifts Dodgers past Twins
Stroh takes 14th in saddle bronc riding at National High School Finals Rodeo
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Twins finalize trade with Braves for Jaime Garcia
Reinforcements have Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano excited for season
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Port: Over 94 percent of Heidi Heitkamp’s second quarter fundraising came from outside ND
Column: Drought, an old foe, returns in strength
Veeder: This rugged, imperfect place
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Robert Leroy Lowenstein
Stanley Orin Oberg
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
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Honoring our Firefighters
November 11, 2014
BNSF chair: We’ll keep spending our money: Rail company hopes plan will heal shipment delays
FARGO — The chairman of BNSF Railway gave a renewed pledge Monday that record investments will continue to expand rail capacity to alleviate shipping delays caused by brimming grain bins and gushing oilfields. Representatives of commodity shippers listened with stony faces and...
November 11, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 8, 2014
BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in ND: Double track connecting Minot to Williston part of major improvement
DEVILS LAKE — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this past week by BNSF...
November 8, 2014 - 5:36pm
October 6, 2014
ND ag commissioner scolds rail exec
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agriculture said the Canadian Pacific Railway and its CEO are “arrogant” and that the company is less responsive than BNSF Railway, the state’s other major shipper. “CP’s just arrogant. Hunter Harrison (the company’s CEO)...
October 6, 2014 - 11:15pm
September 11, 2014
State Avenue railroad crossing to shut down for track replacement
The railroad crossing at State Avenue will be closed beginning Thursday as BNSF Railway works to the crossing surface. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Amy McBeth, spokesperson for BNSF Railway. The section of State Avenue will be closed to traffic...
September 11, 2014 - 1:39pm
July 1, 2014
BNSF to host oil training in Dickinson
A rail company will host a crude oil training session today in Dickinson, according to a press release. BNSF Railway will hold the exercise for local emergency responders to prepare for oil-related incidents. The session will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training using...
July 1, 2014 - 10:48pm
Thousands of rail cars behind on grain shipments
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 5,000 rail cars are lagging behind on their North Dakota grain shipments, according to newly released numbers. And, thousands more are trailing behind nationwide. Two rail transportation companies have provided their first weekly updates on backlogged grain...
July 1, 2014 - 12:55pm
June 25, 2014
Train strikes semi near Dickinson
A train has struck a semi five miles southwest of Dickinson, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Juan Gigena of Garland, Texas, was driving south on 115th Avenue Southwest at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday when he failed to see a BNSF Railroad train approaching the...
June 25, 2014 - 11:31pm
Where the crude rails meet: Documents: 40-plus oil trains pass through Cass Co. weekly
FARGO – More than 40 trains, each a mile long, hauling 3 million-plus gallons of Bakken crude, pass through Cass County every week — the most crude-by-rail traffic in North Dakota, according to documents released Wednesday by state officials. A May 7 executive order from the...
June 25, 2014 - 11:18pm
June 16, 2014
After oil, natural gas may be next on North American rails
NEW YORK — As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas. Buoyed by the unexpected success of crude by rail, companies are beginning to consider transporting...
June 16, 2014 - 10:33am
May 23, 2014
BNSF exec sees ‘big opportunity’ in switch from diesel to LNG locomotives
BISMARCK – As a North Dakota company prepares to fire up the state’s first production facility for liquefied natural gas, the nation’s...
May 23, 2014 - 1:16pm
May 14, 2014
Grain trains scarce on the plains: Producers looking for crop storage space
In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for...
May 14, 2014 - 2:32pm
May 10, 2014
BNSF behind schedule: Grain cars from ND delayed almost a month
North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost...
May 10, 2014 - 10:57pm
April 23, 2014
Buffett: Moving oil by rail safely a major industry concern
NEW YORK — Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry,...
April 23, 2014 - 10:50pm
April 18, 2014
Hwy. 1804 to close west of Trenton
TRENTON -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation will temporarily close Highway 1804 about 4 miles west of Trenton, according to a press release. The highway will close at noon Tuesday so BNSF Railway crews can install a new railroad crossing. The project is expected to...
April 18, 2014 - 11:01am
April 14, 2014
Oil traffic may delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn
WASHINGTON — Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely deliveries. The planting season...
April 14, 2014 - 4:21pm